La Belle Vie
510 Groveland Terrace, Mpls.
The vintage glory that is captured in the bar of La Belle Vie is always the perfect place to imbibe, and it is worth several visits to see what's new on the drink menu. Enjoy the decadence of having a perfectly prepared cocktail shaken and poured before your eyes, then set in front of you waiting for that first sip. With Johnny Michaels's complicated, masterfully balanced cocktails, that first sip never disappoints. The Parlez-Vous will have you speaking the language of love, as orange-passion-fruit foam floats on top of this cocktail made with raspberry vodka and pineapple juice. The tropical fruit flavors are mellowed with the nuttiness of cava, and the foam creates a heavenly smoothness to that first sip. This is the fancy granddaddy of all fruity cocktails. Oui oui!
510 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN